diablerie


di·a·ble·rie

noun \dē-ˈä-blə-(ˌ)rē, -ˈa-blə-\

Definition of DIABLERIE

1
:  black magic :  sorcery
2
a :  a representation in words or pictures of black magic or of dealings with the devil
b :  demon lore
3
:  mischievous conduct or manner

Examples of DIABLERIE

  1. <the boy, who was once filled with diablerie, grew up to be a staid and rather dull man>
  2. <since the common folk had an unshakable belief in a personal devil, a charge of diablerie was taken seriously>

Origin of DIABLERIE

French, from Old French, from dïable devil, from Late Latin diabolus — more at devil
First Known Use: 1751

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